Steven Charity, Director
Steven Charity has been named the new Director of Bands at Whitewater Middle School! He is entering his fifteenth year as a music educator. Originally from Richmond, VA, Mr. Charity attended Virginia Tech University where he studied saxophone and music education. He was selected for the National Student Exchange Honors program his sophomore year of college and chose to attend the University of Georgia where he marched with the Redcoat Band and studied saxophone with Dr. Kenneth Fisher.
Prior to his appointment as Director of Bands at WMS, Mr. Charity led successful band programs in his home state of Virginia and his adopted state of Georgia. Most recently, he was Director of Bands at Lanier Middle School in Gwinnett County. He is incredibly grateful for all of the outstanding directors and mentors along the way who showed him the value of hard work, passion and dedication. He definitely feels incredibly lucky and honored to be in the position to instill these values into his own students! Due to his genuine love of teaching students to appreciate and create great music, his bands have consistently earned top ratings and distinctions at various contests, regional and state assessments.
Mr. Charity’s professional affiliations include GMEA, VMEA, VBODA, NAfME, Delta Omicron and Kappa Kappa Psi. He currently resides in Alpharetta, GA with his two awesome cocker spaniels Austin and Dakota.
Mr. Charity is extremely excited to become a part of the Wildcat Band Family!